Archive - Steve Peterson
West Coast Editor
Steve Peterson has been in the game business for 30 years now as a designer (co-designer of the Champions RPG among others), a marketer (for various software companies) and a lecturer. Follow him on Twitter @20thLevel.
A year ago The veteran designer believes the industry is far from realizing games' potential; he also says EA's Sim City server problems were "inexcusable"
A year ago What are the search giant's plans for the game industry?
A year ago We talk to one of the leading makers of game items about how they're made, the impact on sales, and why fans get crazy about game swag
A year ago Zuckerberg says Zynga's growth hasn't been as awesome as everyone had hoped
A year ago Shifting mobile game market to hit $9 billion in 2016, says Juniper; tablets helping to drive in-app purchases
A year ago The V for Vendetta director says there has to be a "master of the ship" on a game at some point so that designers don't get bogged down in minutiae
A year ago Riot is taking a very scientific and psychological approach to player behavior, and it's only helping to increase League of Legends' popularity
A year ago Analytics firm now supplying data for Amazon as it expands to nearly 200 countries
A year ago Profitable, but smaller, Zynga is aiming to turn its business around with new games, midcore, mobile, and real-money gaming
A year ago The head of InXile talks about the big advantages of crowdfunding, eliminating gatekeepers, cooperating with Obsidian and more
A year ago The company also sold 19.5 million iPads in the quarter, but gross margins fell
A year ago The veteran developer talks about Star Citizen's development process, the problems with big publishers and whether the PS4 may see his game
A year ago Robert Nashak, BBC's EVP for digital, explains how the company deals with its vast array of IP and why BBC is so excited for Microsoft's next-gen Xbox
A year ago Sessions on the growth of eSports, The Walking Dead's marketing, and the wild wild west of Google Play reveal how some are reaching new audiences
Opinion A year ago There was barely a hint of a new console in Microsoft's earnings call, but Xbox unit sales continue to decline
A year ago Veteran exec laments the treatment of dev teams, talks about Riccitiello's struggle, and predicts Activision's business ending in "catastrophe"
A year ago Veteran dev says he "doesn't understand" Junction Point's closure, triple-A is "soul crushing" and expresses interest in mobile and episodic
A year ago GDC 2013: Analysts from NPD, iResearch and Digi-Capital present data on the growing digital game market across the world
A year ago GameStop saw revenue drop 7% last year, projects flat revenue for 2013 in best case
A year ago The App Annie Index for February shows a diverse collection of old and new games and some surprising shifts
A year ago GDC 2013: Shellrazer designer describes the key to monetization and in-app purchases; it's all about respect for the players
A year ago Zynga reduces its reliance on Facebook as it adds more games to its own platform
A year ago One EA veteran calls Riccitiello the main reason EA stopped kicking ass
A year ago Rumors are swirling about a possible shutdown; game production is said to continue for now, but the future direction under Disney is very unclear